First rumored back in October, plans for a new Superman prequel TV series entitled Krypton have been confirmed, with Syfy developing the project alongside Warner Horizon Television and DC Comics. David S. Goyer conceived the story alongside Ian Goldberg, with Ian Goldberg set to write the pilot script. Here's the official plot synopsis for the upcoming series:

"From Warner Horizon Television and DC Comics, Krypton takes place years before the Superman legend we know, when the House of El was shamed and ostracized. This drama follows the Man of Steel's grandfather as he brings hope and equality to Krypton, turning a planet in disarray into one worthy of giving birth to the greatest Super Hero ever known."

The project seems to be taking the same approach as Fox and DC's Gotham, which is set several years before Bruce Wayne grows up to become Batman. It isn't known if Krypton will feature a young Kal-El, or his father Jor-El at this time. Krypton has been featured in numerous DC comic books, but it isn't known if this show will be drawn from a specific title or not.

Krypton is just the latest DC project in various stages of development, including CBS' Supergirl and TNT's Titans. There are four DC shows currently airing, including Fox's Gotham, NBC's Constantine and The CW's Arrow and The Flash. The CW will also debut another DC property, IZombie, in midseason. Take a look at the official Krypton logo below.

<em>Krypton</em> Logo